Haiku Challenge (4/15/19)

Umpires piercing pitch
reflected games final tone
-Strike three, batter’s out!

There was no joy in Mudville
Mighty Casey had struck out*

-CJ Holm
*With apologies to Ernest Thayer
Ronovan Writes Haiku Challenge 249 Pitch / Tone
5-7-5 7-7


What do you See? April/09/2019

Haiku/Senryu 5/7/5 Challenge



In a perfect world
God nurtures our common dream
-love encircles life!


Witness the passion
for the commencement of day
delivered from night.


Each story begins
with a bright flash of day’s light
sheltered by our love.

                   -CJ Holm



Face Off

I Write Her Weekly Haiku/Senryu Challenge #14


Art Worldly

Susi Bocks Haiku/Senryu 5/7/5 Challenge


The politician
stripped of his identity
waits for poles to close!


For Sale

Behind the curtain
faces on exhibition
-for the world to see



When the curtains part
-displayed in pharmacist shop
emotions for sale!

                                                      -CJ Holm

Haiku/Senryu 4/4/2019



As the springtime warms
the aggie and cat’s eye roll
on the playground grass


Just five inches down
a layer of frost remains
holding back the bulbs


two robin’s spring bath
splash water from garden pond
full of melted snow


On my neighbor’s porch
a plastic Easter lily
usurps Santa Claus


Little girls red boots
running from boys holding worms
-pure squealing delight

– CJ Holm

I Write Her Weekly Haiku/Senryu Challenge #13

My first submissions to Susi Bocks Haiku/Senryu 5/7/5 Challenge 

Senryu – Major Tom

calling ground control
seven thirty seven max
landed in the trees

Haiku – In The Forest

Deep in the forest
among the emerald pines

Senryu – Hope

Every problem
presents its own solution
-given enough time

                                                        -CJ Holm